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  1. Advanced Training

    Generally' date=' they reply within 24 hours, unless the guy is away (forget his name now). You can also ring or text the coach in your area...[hr'] Is that they guy - Lee Barrass, I think - who writes a blog for you? I check up on that blog every week, I find it good to read. You should get him to sign up here.
  2. communication help

    I have always had similar problems myself, until the second half of this season - Under 14s. To get yourself into the habit of talking in matches, just start off with the basics ("Keepers", "Away", "Out", and "X Mark Y") until you grow confident with talking. I know when I started off talking, I didn't feel too comfortable telling people what to do, as I'm a quiet person, but you'll soon start to get comfortable with talking. Gradually, start talking louder, and move on to more advanced calls, or calls you don't have to make ("man on", "time", "give it wide", "play it long"). I guess you could call them non-essential calls -- you don't necessarily have to give that information and advice, and that won't really be expected of you at U.14, but the more you say, the better. Also, I don't feel you need to scream simple commands - that would make me feel a bit stupid, personally. To be honest, you only need to shout as loud as is required for the person you're talking to to hear you. Although it helps to shout louder than you have to -- as you will stand out more. I only feel you need to "scream" at someone if you're giving out to them, or if they are not listening to you. Also, don't curse of anything like that, as it will portray in bad light. I know there's no point in shouting constantly, as you may be ignored, but often that is what regional managers are looking for. I would say you should talk nearly all of the time when the opposition has the ball in your half, and get them out afterwards. I would just concentrate on talking to your defense, and your midfield when you are defending deep in your half. I've always been told that if I have nothing to say, make something up, but I don't know about that to be honest. Oh, and sound confident, as if you know what you're talking about, even if you don't. The opposition team will pick up on it if you're not very confident, and will try to exploit it. I hope some of this has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions, and let us know how you progress...
  3. Advanced Training

    For anyone having trouble finding somewhere in the UK, give Just4Keepers a try. You'll get a free session first to see if you like it.
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  5. Newby

    Welcome to the site mate. Enjoy your say, and stay active. It is great to see that you are coaching goalkeepers of such a high standard. Keep up the good work and you may get a job at an Australian club. That is, if they are not the ones organising the coaching?
  6. New Member

    Hello, and welcome to the site. Are Dartford F.C. a semi-professional club or are they amateur?
  7. Jersey

    Just out of curiousity, do you not get a goalkeeper jersey from your each year? Anyway, I've never had a goalkeeper jersey without padding, but I do think it would be more comfortable. Have you ever worn a short-sleeved jersey in a match? I've always wanted to try one of them since I was younger, after I saw Jussi J
  8. Overpriced Gloves.

  9. Overpriced Gloves.

    Well, for Christmas I got a pair of Uhlsport Cerberus gloves, for around
  10. hello this is Luigi Cennamo

    Welcome to the site! It's great to see 'keepers playing at such a high standard joining the site. I watched the video. and I am impressed. From the looks of things, your team would be pretty hopeless without you? Also, they seem to congratulate you after every save, which is good to see and shows you're appreciated -- you don't tend to see that much nowadays. Are you professional, or semi-professional? What division are your team in? Sorry, but I'm not very familiar with football in Cyprus. Anyway, enjoy the site, and hopefully we'll see you around...
  11. React keepers

    Well done, mate! You've got some good 'keepers signed up already, and it can't be long more before you get a Premiership 'keeper wearing your gloves. Do you supply them with free gloves, or what is does an "endorsee" do, apart from wear the gloves?
  12. Goalkeeping - Science vs luck

    I have to disagree with you once again, holiegoalie. I don't see how anyone could possibly say that a novice goalkeeper who is cocky would perform better than a trained goalkeeper who is low on confidence. Contrary to what many people believe, there is a lot more to goalkeeping than standing in goal and saving shots. As you will all know, there is much, much more to goalkeeping than that, and you can not just throw some random cocky person in goal and expect him to perform better than your trained 'keeper. Also, I disagree that you have the be cocky. Confident, yeah. But not cocky. A cocky person, generally, is a person who loves themselves and thinks they're great. Maybe we're thinking about the same thing, but we both use different words to describe it? In my opinion, Brian Jensen is a cocky 'keeper, from what I've seen of him in press conferences and on t.v. He seems to think he is great, when he is one of the worst goalkeepers I have ever seen, to be perfectly honest. Anyway, to answer your original question, GoalTender, there is some luck involved in goalkeeping, but it is mainly based on skill and technique, and you can't throw any ol' fella in goal. I believe goalkeepers are special - in terms of personality and attitude. It takes a strong-minded person, who can handle pressure and criticism. I don't even know what I'm saying anymore, and I'm starting to confuse myself, so I guess I'll stop now...
  13. Kaliaaer Goalkeeper gloves

    Kaliaaer are making an SMU for TheGloveBag -- should be interesting to see how they look.
  14. Overpriced Gloves.

    How do you like these gloves? Nice, aye? How would you feel paying
  15. My career so far

    First off, I must commend you on your courage and bravery. You have come through a lot, and it's good to see you'll be back playing again shortly. I know you want to come back playing and have been given the go ahead, but if you have any doubts, don't rush back and take any chances. I'm sorry to hear about your team getting hammered. However, when you do come back, you're team will appreciate you even more, so I guess that's one positive you can take from such a heavy defeat. By the way, what age are you? Keep us updated with your progress... and good luck!